Dates for December – Farmers’ Markets in the Thames Valley

There has never been a better time to shop local and, while we are cooking more at home, to enjoy great quality, seasonal local produce.   Throughout the first lockdown and beyond organisers of farmers' markets across the UK have worked hard to stay open and maintain good access while working in line with current government … Continue reading Dates for December – Farmers’ Markets in the Thames Valley

PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

The Liberal Democrats are calling on PM to seek an "Adjustment Period" for businesses to transition to new UK-EU trade arrangementsThe Liberal Democrats are urging the Prime Minister to negotiate an “Adjustment Period” as part of the deal with the EU, to ensure British businesses have enough time to prepare for the new trading relationship … Continue reading PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

Are you a woman and interested in politics?

The Campaign for Gender Balance (CGB) exists to develop and support women interested in standing for public office within the Liberal Democrats.  Former MEP for the South East of England, Judith Bunting, said: "When I first wondered about whether to get involved in politics, I picked up the phone and spoke to the CGB. They were terrific, … Continue reading Are you a woman and interested in politics?

Furlough must remain place until June 2021

Responding to the reports that the Chancellor is set to extend the furlough scheme until March 2021, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:"This is yet another example of the Government's incompetence and indecision delaying the action the country needs."It was clear to everyone that the furlough scheme needed to be extended to stop people … Continue reading Furlough must remain place until June 2021

Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

The Liberal Democrats have warned that Conservative MPs across the UK should “hang their head in shame” for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards.Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill [04/11/2020] which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained … Continue reading Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

MPs must use this last chance to back farmers.

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Conservative MPs, this week, to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards.In a letters to Tory MPs across the UK, Liberal Democrats are warning that Conservatives must not “risk farmers' livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump.”The votes come … Continue reading MPs must use this last chance to back farmers.

Four nations meeting welcomed as a “first step” – Lib Dems

Responding to news that the four Governments of the UK have met to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"People across our family of nations will be reassured to hear that efforts are at last underway to ensure everyone is subject to the same guidance … Continue reading Four nations meeting welcomed as a “first step” – Lib Dems

PM must properly plan ahead to protect jobs and lives, warns Davey

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement [31/10/2020] that England will go into a second national lockdown until 2nd December, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"Yet again, Boris Johnson dithered, delayed, and ignored expert advice. He was too slow in March and too slow again now, and his failure to lead has cost lives and … Continue reading PM must properly plan ahead to protect jobs and lives, warns Davey

Govt meetings must produce results for families over the festive season

Responding to reports that the UK Government will hold meetings to try to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"It is welcome that the governments of the four nations are listening to the Liberal Democrats' calls. With so many families desperate to be back together … Continue reading Govt meetings must produce results for families over the festive season